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Silver Mining 5/17: Why the Raiders just had to draft DE Maxx Crosby, and could he start as a rookie?

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Raiders News

Why the Raiders just had to pick 'Mad Maxx' - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN
Defensive end Maxx Crosby, one of Oakland's three fourth-round picks, has drawn early comparisons to Raiders' Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks.

Could Raiders DE Maxx Crosby start as a rookie?
Could Raiders DE Maxx Crosby start as a rookie?

Raiders D-line coach Brenston Buckner breaks down young, talented group | NBCS Bay Area
Brenston Buckner is ready to lead a young group of Raiders defensive linemen this season.

Could Raiders LB Tahir Whitehead be in for a breakout season in 2019?
Could Raiders LB Tahir Whitehead be in for a breakout season in 2019?

Fourth-Round Pick Could be Sleeper in Raiders Secondary - NBC Bay Area
Johnson was a wide receiver and track standout before switching to cornerback at Houston just two years ago

AFC West

Brandon Marshall points to coaching for failed Denver Broncos defense - Mile High Report
Finally, a player finally said what we all already believed about the 2017-18 Denver Broncos. He just had to leave to another team before he could say it.

Former Broncos LB Brandon Marshall was left without a team until “Jon Gruden came through” – The Denver Post
He will still wear No. 54 and still play in the AFC West, but everything else is different for Brandon Marshall.

4 best moves Los Angeles Chargers’ Tom Telesco made this offseason
Here are the four best moves Los Angeles Chargers' Tom Telesco made this offseason.

2 Chargers featured in PFF list of top 25 players under age 25
Two members of the Los Angeles Chargers were featured in Pro Football Focus' list of the top 25 players under 25 years old.

What's behind Kansas City Chiefs' brutal history of domestic violence?
With domestic violence, the Kansas City Chiefs have a history of tragedy, second chances and even letting a player play after being sentenced to jail

Former KC Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt takes field for Browns, talks to media - Arrowhead Pride
Wednesday marked Hunt’s first chat with the media since joining his new team.

NFL News

Ranking the toughest jobs for new NFL coaches |
We rank the situations of the eight new head coaches, from toughest to easiest.

The RPO and the Andy Reid coaching tree | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus
PFF Anthony Treash examines the run-pass option, the ever-growing branch of the Andy Reid coaching tree.

Patrick Peterson suspended six games for violating NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy -
Peterson, one of the NFL's best cornerbacks, will be sidelined the first six games of 2019

The Seven Most Underrated Units in the NFL - The Ringer
The Jets’ pass catchers will give Sam Darnold more help than you think. And the Packers’ secondary might slow some folks down this year. Who else made the list?

10 early observations on the 2019 NFL rookie class - The Washington Post
DK Metcalf, Dwayne Haskins and Devin Bush are among the rookies who impressed during minicamps.